St. Therese once said, “I will send down a shower of roses from the heavens; I will spend my heaven doing good upon earth”. If she who is the Little Flower promised that, how much more true is it of the most beautiful rose in God’s garden; Mary.
In the early days of our spiritual lives we receive many graces, but to become perfect imitators of Christ, we must become like Him in all things, even death. We must take up our cross and follow Him. That is why the rosary has both light pink opal and deep red garnet beads.
But when we take on the red sufferings of our Cross, we are never alone. Mary, your guardian angel, all the Saints are there. They provide a sweetness as beautiful as the roses to help us in our suffering, reminding us of the goodness of God even when He seems far away.
This rosary is about seeing the graces showered down upon us, our call and ability to shower roses down on our loved ones, and our ability to unite our sufferings to Jesus on the Cross. And it depends on the day. Draw near near to your mother’s heart and bring your cares to her.
On the heirloom style:
Once I made the first amber rosary with the small-loop wire-wrapped links, I realized I really enjoy the soft repetition of linking bead after bead into a chain. And I absurdly loved how it looked and felt. I finally found a truly heirloom method of rosary making that actually looked good.
Now, you may be thinking, what’s the big deal with this wire wrapping?
So, if you notice on each bead link, there are two wraps between the loop and the bead. This is the wire turning back on itself and making it so the link NEVER opens up. That means no pulling it out of the rosary pouch only to find it in three pieces.
It’s a rosary that is literally meant to be heirloom. My other rosaries are sturdy, but this one should never need to come back to me.
One caveat off the bat about that though. You still have to take good care of your rosary.
So PLEASE remember that all things can break with excessive use. Under normal, conscientious use, there will be no spontaneous breaking of these links, but, for instance, if you keep this rosary in a tight pocket every day, all day and get it crushed under you or against something, a link can bend and bend and bend and then break, or, even worse, the bead can break.
These repairs can be made, and I would be delighted to do so, but as time goes on, I might not have extra beads or I might be gone. So do be gentle and take good care of your rosary. (If you want a truly unbreakable rosary, get a knotted cord rosary without medals.)
5-6mm pink opal Hail Mary beads
6-7mm red garnet Our father beads
4mm copper hematite spacers
solid bronze wire, 22 ga
St. Michael solid bronze centerpiece
detailed solid bronze crucifix
centerpiece and crucifix made from casts of authentic vintage Catholic medals. The detail is stunning, and the bronze will last without changing.
Bronze is the cost effective alternative to sterling silver – it has the longevity at a fraction of the price.
This listing is for this exact rosary shown in the photos. The beads themselves are smaller than my standard rosaries, but with this construction method, the rosary is longer, but it will still fit in the palm of your hand. The beads are stone, so there is some weight to them.